PX-W1210S SCSI CDR-W - Page
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0: This was used to compare the Plextor's I/O
performance against other various CDR-W drives (see charts). We used a pressed
CD containing PlexTools v1.05 for all of the tests.
- CD Speed 99 v0.75 was also used to check the drive performance with
pressed CDs. For that test we used PlexTools v1.05 original CD.
- SCSI Mechanic v3.0 results
As you can see from the graph above, the PX-W1210S drive performed
as good as the IDE model. It produced approximately the same Random I/O (690kb/s)
and "Average Sequential I/O" (3682kb/s) results but gave the best
"Average Same Sector I/O" (15600kb/s) compared to the PX-W1210A
(12904kb/s) and TDK CyClone (12924kb/s).
- CD Speed 99 v0.75 results
Using CD Speed 0.75, we can see that PX-W1210S is slightly
slower than TDK CyClone and PX-W1210A. Of course the gap is meaningless (24.69x
to 24.98x) but it exists..
That is something interesting. The PX-W1210S has much lower
seek times compared to the PX-W1210A and TDK CyClone! That is a welcomed improvement
over the previous model.
Verdict of data (pressedCDs) tests
The PlexWriter PX-W1210S seems to be as fast as the IDE (PX-W1210A) model.
In some cases performed slightly worse, however a gap of 0.3-0.6x doesn't
mean anything for the normal user. Its average reading speed using PlexTools
v1.05 was 24.69x, PX-W1210A has slightly higher (24.98x) and TDK CyClone
the best with 25.00x. It's seek times are way improved over PX-W1210A and
TDK CyClone and as it seems Plextor worked hard for the new model.
In the SCSI Mechanic tests, the PX-W1210S shares the first place
with PX-W1210A and TDK CyClone. The drive delivered an average sequential reading
result of 3.682mb/s, which is about the same that PX-W1210A and TDK CyClone
gave back. The drive has the best "Average Same Sector I/O" possible
due to SCSI interface over the IDE models. Overall, the PleXWriter PX-W1210S
seems to deliver the same performance as the PX-W1210A Ide model did. In some
areas (seek times) it's even better and will make you much happier if you have
CDs with lot of small files..